My name is DC and I'm a 20 year old college student. I've been trying to put together ways to visit KY later this summer and am considering the benefits of simply driving there myself -- plane tickets seem to be pretty expensive!
Having never taken a road trip, however, 12 hours of driving (some websites have told me 11.5 hours) between my home in NJ and my destination in KY seems kind of daunting. GoogleMaps says the trip is total ~737 miles. I'd be driving by myself, and I definitely don't want to take more than two days to get there, as my time is pretty limited (summer jobs, and all).
How do you guys think this could turn out? Is it possible to fit all 12 hours of driving into a day with a couple of breaks? Or is it safer as a first time driver to do an overnight in a motel somewhere?
Thanks for any advice you can give me. Hope to hear from some of you!